Published: Sat, April 15, 2017
World Media | By Joan Schultz

Fire quelled on roof of Bellagio retail annex

Fire quelled on roof of Bellagio retail annex

Traffic on the Strip began to improve after firefighters were able to control the blaze. The building's roof burned for around a half hour, but luckily, there were no reported injuries, and no guest rooms were affected by the fire.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to the blaze, which they said was hard to access given its location, but that they had nonetheless managed to knock down the fire.

Authorities have not offered any details about what started the fire.

County spokesman Erik Pappa says officials found no building code violations at the resort.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The blaze was kept under control by the Clark County Fire Department, although they said it was hard to gain access to the top of the building.

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Operations were not interrupted in the posh Bellagio casino or the 36-story hotel with almost 4,000 rooms, said Yvette Monet, spokeswoman for owner MGM Resorts International.

He praised the firefighters for putting the fire out so quickly and said the strong winds meant it spread at pace.

A fire broke out at a famous hotel on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday night.

"Our guys who work this area of town knew this hotel like the back of their hands", Clark County Fire Department Deputy Chief Roy Session said. Pedestrian bridges to Bally's and Caesars Palace closed, and busy Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down.

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